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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Convertible Carseat Comparisons, Rates, Info and More!!!

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Explanation Of the NHTSA "Ease Of Use" ratings & Actual "Ease Of Use" Ratings Of Most Carseats

One lady tried out different popular carseats to measure torso to slot height of various seats to determine length of use possibilities on 6 top carseats. You can find her posting HERE!

Her findings are as follows:
From tallest to shortest...
1. Britax Frontier
2. Graco Nautilus
3. Sunshine Kids Radian
4 & 5. Compass/First Years TruFit & Evenflo Triumph Advance
6. Britax Marathon

Model #1
Aiden is 6.5 years old, 40lbs, 46.5" tall, with a 16.25" torso
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Frontier... in top slots with about 1.5" to grow


Nautilus... in top slots with about 1" to grow


Radian... in top slots with about .75" to grow


TruFit... just over top slots (outgrown)


Triumph Advance... just over top slots (outgrown)


Marathon... over top slots (outgrown)



Model #2
Mikkel is 29lbs, 38.5", with a 13.75" torso.


Frontier... 4th notch from the top slots with at least 4" of growing room


Nautilus... even with 2nd from top slots with about 3.5" of growing room


Radian... even with 2nd from top slots with about 3" of growing room


TruFit... even with 2nd from top slots with about 2" of growing room


Triumph Advance... about 2" of growing room (to the top harness setting - slit in cover goes higher)

Marathon... top slots with about 1.5" of growing room
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There is a whole forum with user reviews of MANY carseats HERE!
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Another comparison listing HERE! from CarSeat.org.

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One from Carseatsite.com HERE!
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Now I will give you a run down of some of the most popular convertible carseats on the market:


 Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL  (Link HERE)
It rear-faces to 45lbs and forward faces up to 80lbs and 53in tall. $299.99 In 6 colors.




Britax Boulevard 70CS (Link HERE)
It rear-faces to 40lbs and forward faces to 70lbs and 49in tall(16.75 seated in. height). $340.00 In 6 colors.




The First Years True Fit Premier Convertible Carseat (Link HERE)
It rear-faces to 35lbs and forward faces to 65lbs and 50in tall. $249.99 In 14 colors.




Evenflo Symphony 65 e3 TruTether All-in-One Carseat (Link HERE)
It rear-faces to 40lbs and forward faces w/harness to 65lbs/50in and as belt-positioning booster to 100lbs/57in. $249.99 2 colors


Safety 1st Complete Air 65 (Link HERE)
It rear-faces to 40lbs/40in. and forward faces to 65lbs and 52in tall. $189.99 6 colors




Cosco Scenera 40RF Convertible Carseat (Link HERE)
It rear-faces to 40lbs/43in. and forward faces to 40lbs. $50.00 2 colors




Graco Smart Seat All-in-One Carseat (Link HERE)
It rear-faces to 40lbs and forward faces w/harness to 65lbs and as belt-positioning booster to 100lbs. $299.99 5 colors










2 comments:

  1. I had a question about safety:
    My DD is 2.5 yrs & has been forward facing since ~20 mos. I want to switch back to RF, but I drive a Mazda 6-04 and it doesn't have a place to latch the back of the carseat (Britax roundabout) to the car. Is it still safer to ERF even w/o the added stability of the floor latch?
    The reason we switched her in the first place was because she was kicking the seat in front of her & started to shift the britax to one side or the other :(

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  2. Good . I have to inform you that you you was missing the britax marathon contrivital carseat . It is one of the most popular car seat.
    Thank you.

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